Posted 06 November 2005 - 07:42 PM
If DirectX v8 is a problem, you can always update it (it's free) - I think v9c is current. Google or search the Microsoft site.
Re: the comments on the bulletin board they were probably saying the BIOS on your motherboard may need to be updated ("flashed") to take advantage of extra capability in the latest DirectX versions. Whether you can do this or not depends on your motherboard manufacturer having released a new BIOS lately. Check their website.
Warning - Should you attempt a BIOS flash study the instructions very carefully.
I've never heard of DirectX causing physical damage to the motherboard so I can't see how this would be a warranty issue. But I could be wrong.
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